Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: February-19-18

ATTENTION HIKERS and SNOWSHOERS!: Avoid travelling in avalanche prone terrain and check weather forecast.  Do not walk on ski trails!   [Winter in Jasper National Park] 

ATTENTION WILD SKATERS!: Ice thickness of at least 6" is recommended for safety; the thicker the ice, the better. It`s up to YOU to assess the thickness of the ice. [Skating on ponds, lakes and rivers] 

Delayed winter access for caribou conservation starts November 1st:                                                                [Seasonal closures for caribou conservation]

Winter Driving: Snow tires or chains are required by law for travel on all parks roads except highway #1 and #16 between November 1 and March 31. [Winter Driving Safety] 

[Avalanche Info] [Weather] [Road Conditions[Important Bulletins] [Maps and Brochures] 

For more information, please contact 780-852-6176.

 

Multi-Use Trails: Around Town

Easy | Moderate | Difficult | No dogs allowed
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail (11) CAUTION FireSmart work in progress, temporary closures may be in effect. Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails.
Wapiti Trail (12) Good Hard packed snow
Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good Hard packed snow
Above town (2, 8e, 8g, 3) CAUTION FireSmart work in progress, temporary closures may be in effect. Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails.
Valley of the Five Lakes Good Hard packed snow
Edge of the Bench (2j, 2b, 2c) Good / Fair Snow covered / Variable conditions
Overlook Trail (2b, 2f, 2g, 2c) Good / Fair Snow covered / Variable conditions
Dorothy, Virl and Christine Lakes Fair Fresh snow
Red Squirrel Run (14) to Mildred Lake Good Hard packed snow
Woodpecker (18) / Lake Annette (4) Good Snow covered / Variable conditions
Pyramid Trail (15) Good Hard packed snow
Cross-Country Skiing: Around Town
Condition Comments
Pyramid Fire Road Poor Groomed for skate skiing (February 13) and trackset for classic (Feb 3)
Pipeline Trail Fair Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 15) and trackset for classic (Feb 1)
Pyramid Lake North Poor. Flood ice Snow covered
Pyramid Lake South Good Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 18) and trackset for classic (Feb 18)
Cross-Country Skiing: Highway 93A / Whirlpool Winter Hub
Condition Comments
Cavell Road Fair Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 19) and trackset for classic (Feb 19)
Whirlpool Trail (Moab Lake) Poor Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 9) and trackset for classic (Feb 9)
Whirlpool River to Leach Lake Poor Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 10) and trackset for classic (Feb 11)
Leach Lake Loop Poor. Flood ice Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 5) and trackset for classic (Feb 5)
Athabasca Falls to Leach Lake Poor Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 11) and trackset for classic (Feb 11)
Geraldine Fire Road Poor Groomed for skate skiing (Feb 6) and trackset for classic (Feb 6)

Maligne Valley - Winter

Condition Comments
Maligne Canyon (7) Good Very slippery sections. Cleats recommended.
Beaver Lake/Summit Lakes Good Skier tracked
Maligne Lake CAUTION Check the ice thickness. Use Caution
Mary Schäffer Loop Good Snow covered
Moose Lake Loop Good Skier tracked and snowshoe packed.
Upper Moose Loop Good Skier tracked
Trapper Creek Fresh snow Challenging route, unmaintained and skier tracked. Route finding may be necessary.
Bald Hills CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018

Tonquin Valley - winter

Condition Comments
Astoria River Trail Skier tracked. Avalanche Terrain Simple - Class 1
Portal Creek Trail Skier tracked. Avalanche terrain - Challenging - Class 2
Whistler Creek Skier tracked. Avalanche terrain - Challenging - Class 2
Icefields Parkway - Winter
Condition Comments
Athabasca Falls CAUTION DANGER! Stay off the ice. Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly. Stay on designated trails and viewpoints. Cleats recommended.
Lower Sunwapta Falls CAUTION DANGER! Stay off the ice. Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly. Stay on designated trails and viewpoints. Cleats recommended.
Big Bend (access via Sunwapta Falls) Fresh Snow/Good Snow covered
Wilcox Viewpoint Fresh Snow/Good Snow covered
Wilcox Pass CAUTION Avalanche terrain - Challenging - Class 2
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